Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Picks Against the Spread 8/23/2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Peter Lambert vs. Jack Flaherty
Busch Stadium is the site where Paul DeJong and the St. Louis Cardinals (67-58, 2nd in NL Central) will play the Colorado Rockies (58-69, 5th in NL West) on Friday. The Cardinals open this contest at -230 while the Rockies are coming in at +212. The O/U is set at 8.5.
The Rockies have been hot and cold for baseball bettors, having gone 57-69-0 SU. The Cardinals are covering 54.0% of the time, going 67-57-0 straight up.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have been an inconsistent Under choice for over/under wagerers, having gone 62-58-6.
The Rockies are covering 37.5% of the time away from home, having gone 24-40-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis is covering 61.0% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 36-23-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a bad Over choice for over/under wagerers, having gone 49-67-8.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/21/2019 Jon Gray SP Foot Out for the season
8/21/2019 Kyle Freeland SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/19/2019 Scott Oberg RP Arm Out for the season
8/19/2019 David Dahl CF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/17/2019 Chad Bettis RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
7/17/2019 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Out for the season
6/27/2019 Tyler Anderson SP Knee Out for the season
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
8/21/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/21/2019 Tyler O'Neill LF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/20/2019 Jose Martinez RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
6/26/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 58-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Peter Lambert has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 6.55 and a WHIP of 1.56 this season. He has 44 strikeouts over his 66 innings pitched and he's given up 81 hits. He's allowed 11 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.24 and they have given up 460 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 418 hitters and walked 190 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.5. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 1,226 base hits and 692 earned runs. They have allowed 199 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 434 batters and struck out 1,011. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.96.
As a team Colorado is hitting .270, good for 5th in the league. The Rockies hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 143 hits this season in 474 at bats with 96 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .557 and an OPS+ of 116. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .330 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 152 hits and he has driven in 72 men in 461 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .610. The Rockies have 1,200 hits, including 267 doubles and 169 home runs. Colorado has walked 378 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,159 times as a unit. They have left 832 men on base and have a team OPS of .789. They score 5.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 678 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 67-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.46, Jack Flaherty has a 7-6 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 162 strikeouts over the 140.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 110 hits. He's allowing 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 338 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 469 batters and walked 172 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,005 base knocks and 490 earned runs this season. They have given up 151 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 421 hitters and struck out 1,069 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.35.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 24th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Paul DeJong comes into this matchup batting .247 with an OBP of .326. He has 113 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 457 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .455 with an OPS+ of 103. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .256 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 120 hits in 469 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .467. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,019 base hits, including 185 doubles and 154 homers. St. Louis has walked 403 times this year and they have struck out on 1,080 occasions. They have had 834 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.49 runs per game and totaled 561 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals (-230)
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